Course Listings for 2017-18

Meningitis vaccines must be administered 10 days before your student can attend class. Proof must be submitted before the student can attend.

Original, notarized, hard copy exemption forms may be ordered from the state and must be turned in by the first day of class. See http://collegevaccinerequirements.com/exemption.php to apply.


Please note the information below.

  • Course cost does not include a $50 registration fee or $100 family technology fee.
  • All courses listed will be conducted on the campus of HBU.

* (asterisk) indicates courses are Junior High or High School credit only.


Introduction To Great Books And Composition A*
(recommended for 6th and 7th grades)

Introduction to Great Books and Composition is a literature and writing course centered around the Chronicles of Narnia, and selections from authors that students will read in depth in their dual-credit classes, such as Plato, Aristotle, Dickens, Chesterton, and the gospel writers. The class also uses Harvey’s Elementary Grammar and Composition for composition lessons, with a particular emphasis on the argumentative and persuasive essay.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$800 per year

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Introduction To Great Books And Composition B*
(recommended for 8th grade)

Introduction to Great Books and Composition B is a literature and writing course centered around The Lord of  the Rings, and selections from authors that students will read in depth in their dual-credit classes, such as Plato, Hopkins, Alcott, Aristotle, and St. Paul. The class also uses Harvey’s English Grammar for composition lessons, with a particular emphasis on the argumentative essay.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$800 per year

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Introduction To Western Civilization B*
(recommended for 7th and 8th grades)

An introduction to the major cultures and cultural shifts of the Western world, starting with the Elizabethans and moving through the World Wars.

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Monday/Wednesday

$800 per year

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Great Books I

English 1313 Composition and Literature I
The Greeks, Romans, and Early Christianity
(Open to 9th – 12th grade students. This course is a per-requisite to Great Books IV.)

A student-driven, Socratic-style classroom environment, integrating training in composition with a special emphasis in the literature of the Greek and Roman period.

Reading list includes: The Iliad, The Odyssey, The Three Theban Plays, The Orestia, The Republic, Nichomachean Ethics, The Aeneid, On Friendship, Meditations, Confessions, The Consolation of Philosophy, and much more.

We recommend that the class be counted as both high school English and History credit. Students will also earn three credit hours in English 1320 from Houston Baptist University

11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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Great Books II
History 2311
Western Civilization and the Foundations of Europe

(Recommended for 10th and 11th graders)

A student-driven, Socratic-style classroom environment, integrating training in university-level essay writing and a comprehensive understanding of the major shifts of Western Culture, with a special emphasis in the literature of the Medieval period.

Reading list includes: Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Song of Roland, The Divine Comedy, Morte D’Arthur, The Faerie Queen, John Calvin, Erasmus, Paradise Lost, and many more.

We recommend that this course be counted as both high school history and English credit. Students will also receive three units of college credit in History 2311 from Houston Baptist University.

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Monday/Wednesday 

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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Great Books III
Philosophy 1313
Politics, Skepticism, and the Novel

(Recommended for 11th and 12th grades.)

A student-driven, Socratic-style classroom environment, with a special emphasis in the literature of the modern period. Beginning with the 17th Century and ending with the great English novelists of the Victorian era, Great Books III explores the great works of the modern era.

Reading list includes: 2nd Treatise on Government, Meditations on First Philosophy, The Social Contract, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Utilitarianism, Sense and Sensibility, Middlemarch, The Idylls of the King, and Frankenstein.

We recommend students get credit for both high school English and History. Students will also receive three units of college credit in Philosophy 1313.

9:30-10:45 a.m. Monday/Wednesday 

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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Great Books III
Philosophy 1313
Politics, Skepticism, and the Novel
(Recommended for 11th and 12th grades.)

A student-driven, Socratic-style classroom environment, with a special emphasis in the literature of the modern period. Beginning with the 17th Century and ending with the great English novelists of the Victorian era, Great Books III explores the great works of the modern era.

Reading list includes: 2nd Treatise on Government, Meditations on First Philosophy, The Social Contract, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, Utilitarianism, Sense and Sensibility, Middlemarch, The Idylls of the King, and Frankenstein.

We recommend students get credit for both high school English and History. Students will also receive three units of college credit in Philosophy 1313.

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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Great Books IV
ENGL 1323 Composition and Literature II
(formerly Writing for Wisdom II)

Prerequisite: ENGL 1313.  Please note, this course can only be taken after Great Books I or upon submission of a college transcript showing successful completion of Freshman Composition I.

This course continues the study of composition and rhetoric introduced in English 1320: Writing for Wisdom I. Students will gain an understanding of why reading literature is deeply important for Christians, learn the conventions of such literary genres as poems, stories, novels, and plays, study methods of literary analysis, interpret literature from a Biblical perspective through the exploration of Biblical archetypes, typology, language constructions, and metaphor in classic works of English literature, and learn to write well-constructed and well-written arguments about literature and life in standard English including the use of research in MLA format and the writing of a fully developed research paper.

Students will also earn three units of college credit in English 1330 from Houston Baptist University.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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Additional Classes

Art  1303
Art Methods
Ms. Klotz

An introductory course concerned with basic art techniques and materials. The student will become acquainted with processes and the materials of painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, and ceramics.

Students will receive high school credit in Fine Art, and will also receive three units of transferable college credit in Art 1303 from Houston Baptist University.

10:00 a.m. -10:50 a.m. Monday/Wednesday

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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History 2313
US History to 1877

History 2313 is a survey of American history from its roots until the Reconstruction. Students will read original source material alongside Paul Johnson’s History of the American People as they gain a thorough grounding in the story and events of our nation’s founding years.

Students should receive high school credit for American History, and will also receive three units of transferable college credit in History 2313 from Houston Baptist University.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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History 2323
US History from 1877

A survey of American history from the close of Reconstruction to the present.  Students will read original source material as they gain a thorough grounding in the story and events of our nation from the Reconstruction to the present.

Students should receive high school credit for American History, and will also receive three units of transferable college credit in History 2323 from Houston Baptist University.

12:30 – 1:45 p.m. Monday/Wednesday

$1000 per year, 3 units of transferable college credit.

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Art Methods – Ms. Klotz
(recommended for middle school)

This is an introductory course in freehand drawing. Involves the study of space and form through the use of perspective, line and value. These are studies that will be utilized in the student’s ultimate development toward a personal approach to drawing.  Various media will be used.

9:30-11:15 Fridays only

$800 per year


The Academy Players Theater Society*

Options:

Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice

Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew

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Other possible options offered in one semester fall or spring classes in the general university population.   Please also refer to the Academic Class Schedule.  Search Fall 2017 Full Term and Spring 2018 Full Term at https://www.hbu.edu/university-catalog/academic-calendar/academic-class-schedule/ for other course listings.

CHRI 1313 Intro to the Bible, Dr. Joshua  Farris (Fall semester) from 11-12:15 T/R

CHRI 1323 Christian Theology and Tradition, Dr. Joshua Farris (Spring Semester) from 12:30-1:45 T/R

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To be determined

High School Economics (Fall Semester)

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